The Truth About All Elite Wrestling

  • Published: 15 June 2019
  • For wrestling fans, the biggest story these days is unquestionably the rise of the new promotion All Elite Wrestling. AEW has exploded out of nowhere and seems intent on giving the WWE a run for its money. Here's a look at the story behind AEW.

    It's impossible to talk about AEW without focusing on Cody Rhodes. Along with Kenny Omega and the tag team The Young Bucks, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson, he's the face of the company. He's also carrying on the legacy of the man who is arguably the single most important creative force in wrestling history: his father, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. In front of the camera, Dusty was a three-time National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion, the beloved "son of a plumber" who gave the world a strong contender for the greatest promo of all time, the "hard times" promo.

    Behind the camera, Dusty spent years working as a booker. He was instrumental in moving pro wrestling to the modern format built around massive "supercard" shows, and scripted some of the NWA's greatest stories, many of which revolved around him. Rhodes was beloved by fans and as ESPN's Brian Campbell put it, was, quote, "never afraid to endure an incredible scripted beating" to get his opponents over as the villains. That tendency would even lead to him being fired in 1988, when a staged attack from the Road Warriors left him a bloody mess when bleeding was forbidden by the network at the time.

    Cody literally spent his entire life around one of the masters of the art form, watching him work and clearly learning a lot.

    Watch the video for more of The Truth About All Elite Wrestling!

    #AllEliteWrestling #AEW

    The Dream lives on | 0:16
    State of things | 1:36
    Post-war monopoly | 2:34
    Joining the Club | 4:00
    Being the Elite | 4:53
    Meltzer's challenge | 5:57
    All In pays off | 7:14
    Double or Nothing | 8:22
    Wrestling returns to TNT | 9:08
    The future of wrestling? | 10:42
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Comments • 1 521

  • Authorized User
    Authorized User  5 days back

    I wonder if money entered into any decisions regarding getting AEW going

    • gp g
      gp g  6 days back


      • Tommy Le
        Tommy Le  7 days back

        AEW should focus hard on making their Wednesday show a staple of cultural relevance much like Raw and Smackdown have and NXT is on it's way to be (personally I prefer NXT but it's not as well known to the general population). Learn from TNA's mistake. Don't try to fight against the big dogs that are Raw or Smackdown. Compete with NXT but don't make it the narrative for your company. Stay fluid and flexible and creative.

        • Luckytron asmr LuckyFri

          Aew is fun. 8 shows non bad. All fine some very good.
          Wwe sucks cannot watch it.
          Without aew I would not watch wrestling atm

          • Chapapa
            Chapapa  2 weeks back

            I kinda want Cesaro to go to AEW. He's such a talented wrestler, but WWE doesn't do that much with him

            • Cesar Salgado Salgado
              Cesar Salgado Salgado  2 weeks back

              wwe wanted to play around and try to intimidate and get frisky with wrestlers who didn’t wanna follow their rules now look at wwe what you did y’all had to do it to eliminate and release wrestlers because of your bullshit and lies seriously no wonder why Cody and Jon Moxley left and jack swagger because they had enough of your bullshit wwe

              • Cesar Salgado Salgado
                Cesar Salgado Salgado  2 weeks back

                I just go to say good luck wwe on ruining wrestlers life and career they told y’all some wrestlers wouldn’t continue to deal with your bullshit wwe they fucken told y’all

                • G10 g. 1.0
                  G10 g. 1.0  2 weeks back

                  Me clicking on this video like: he'd better not talk shit about aew cause they saved professional wrestling

                  • Leander Herman
                    Leander Herman  2 weeks back

                    Am so hppy seeing AEW coming up against WWE i had always thought WWE was garbage

                    • TheMatFratRealityTV
                      TheMatFratRealityTV  3 weeks back

                      Their TV ratings are dropping like a lead balloon. How long will the backers lose money on this promotion? Pro wrestling is no longer a hot topic of conversation.

                      • distance between stars
                        distance between stars  3 weeks back

                        0:30 noelle Foley ???

                        • Jimmmy MeadowNo7
                          Jimmmy MeadowNo7  3 weeks back

                          AEW is where the fans will go, once they out grow WWE. WWE is insulting to its fans intelligence.

                          • Mr. K
                            Mr. K  3 weeks back

                            AEW is a glorified Indy show with a past his prime Jericho at the top of the card and Cody Rhodes who isn't as big a star as he thinks he is

                            • F1ugPlatz
                              F1ugPlatz  3 weeks back

                              Who's the thicc snack at 2:20 ?

                              • Ahsan Hashmi
                                Ahsan Hashmi  3 weeks back

                                2:21 what's the wrestler's name who's wearing a red and black outfit?

                                • MakBot
                                  MakBot  3 weeks back

                                  Jordynne Grace aka Thicc Momma Pump

                              • Rexee Jugadora
                                Rexee Jugadora  3 weeks back

                                AEW is about to dethrone WWE

                                • GmanBadmon20
                                  GmanBadmon20  3 weeks back

                                  Cody Rhodes combined with omega and Khan are all after generation X. They have adjusted how wrestling should be. WWE is still led by generation X and baby boomers who think Hogan and flair is what people want to see.

                                  • Roody27 G
                                    Roody27 G  3 weeks back

                                    Who the chick with the big booty that got slammed? I’m curious for research purposes 👀

                                    • Payaso Tatín
                                      Payaso Tatín  3 weeks back

                                      Who's the one in black and red at 2:20?

                                    • Shawn Givan
                                      Shawn Givan  4 weeks back


                                      • Quartz Quantum
                                        Quartz Quantum  4 weeks back

                                        Until Vince McMahon passes away WWE isn't going to be great again. Now I know that no one wants that to happen but that is just reality right there. SInce he is the chairman. Many blessings.

                                        • Chaz Proctor
                                          Chaz Proctor  4 weeks back

                                          the fans will be complaining about this show too after a while and when TV ratings don't stay strong we will see if tnt keeps them or moves on. either way the fans will never be satisfied and they'll get bored of this too

                                          • Roderick Harper
                                            Roderick Harper  4 weeks back

                                            If they can gain and keep a real fanbase. They could take the South quite easily. Then build from there to compete nationally with WWF.

                                            • Antoine Simpson
                                              Antoine Simpson  4 weeks back

                                              I've been watching AEW since there aired on TNT. I also catch the Dark segment on YouTube. I like what they are doing so far.

                                              • 4344
                                                4344  4 weeks back

                                                2:21 That's one hell of a wedgie

                                                • DJ Zin
                                                  DJ Zin  1 months back

                                                  1:25 this is so true.... anyone who has been around wrestling long enough knows exactly how important a promotion like #aew #allelitewrestling is to the industry, not just for the fans but for the athletes and talent.
                                                  ZinTravels - Instagram

                                                  • David McAninch
                                                    David McAninch  1 months back

                                                    You want the truth? You want the truth?? You want the truth?!!? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!

                                                    Haha, always wanted to say that.

                                                    • PlayStation Phil
                                                      PlayStation Phil  1 months back

                                                      Watch this every Friday on itv4 in u.k the show is awesome

                                                      • i dont know
                                                        i dont know  1 months back

                                                        I already knew the whole story but hearing it here again gives me goosebumps.

                                                        • Skye Relova
                                                          Skye Relova  1 months back

                                                          AEW is real!

                                                          • The Rickster Gamester
                                                            The Rickster Gamester  1 months back

                                                            Are we going to get an AEW video game done by Yukes and THQ?????

                                                            • The Rickster Gamester
                                                              The Rickster Gamester  1 months back

                                                              The Khans also Own Fulham Football club

                                                              • Ishwar Sharma
                                                                Ishwar Sharma  1 months back

                                                                AEW rocks WWE sucks Hakuna Matata 😁

                                                                • a yu阿羽
                                                                  a yu阿羽  1 months back

                                                                  Yea cody roode is really a nightmare

                                                                  • Ned Orton
                                                                    Ned Orton  1 months back

                                                                    Belt or not, Cesaro is a champ!

                                                                    • B O
                                                                      B O  1 months back

                                                                      WWE = more breaks than jimmy white and more talking than a Maury show!
                                                                      If this focuses on the wrestling, could be good

                                                                      • Prabij Shrestha
                                                                        Prabij Shrestha  1 months back

                                                                        Aew is result of frustrated wwe stars .

                                                                        • 2hurt3
                                                                          2hurt3  1 months back

                                                                          2:24 anybody know who lady thickness is?

                                                                        • Kiezo RFC
                                                                          Kiezo RFC  1 months back

                                                                          Here’s the truth WWE will never go bust they have been around to long to let that happen and they will never go back to an edgier product their deals with tv networks and sponsors won’t allow it they call the shots these days and as for AEW they are so far doing great although I think they are trying to hard to be like WCW there shows have WCW feel to them also not sure how this wins loss thing is going to work we will have to wait and see also people moan that WWE doesn’t have enough wrestling on their shows well in my opinion AEW has too much

                                                                          • Jason B
                                                                            Jason B  2 months back

                                                                            double somersault splash looks soooooo epic

                                                                            • obi wan
                                                                              obi wan  2 months back

                                                                              WWE did a legend like the American Dreams boys wrong!

                                                                              • Cute Krishna
                                                                                Cute Krishna  2 months back

                                                                                How about AJ Styles joins AEW? 😉

                                                                                • Nathan m
                                                                                  Nathan m  2 months back

                                                                                  i say aew will be the next wcw but not fucked by greedy bastards and creative bullshit that hogan had that in my opion are one of the many things that hurt wcw i say many because there is more then just that but aew already with fans became wwe in the 80s

                                                                                  • Moon Child
                                                                                    Moon Child  2 months back

                                                                                    Whos the black pink buzzcut chick with the butt?

                                                                                    • koolpop jones
                                                                                      koolpop jones  2 months back

                                                                                      A E DUB! A E DUB!

                                                                                      • Sourish Saha
                                                                                        Sourish Saha  2 months back

                                                                                        the bullet club is the best stable in the wrestling history

                                                                                      • Raymond Miller
                                                                                        Raymond Miller  2 months back

                                                                                        AEW is WCW with a new name

                                                                                        • Alec Morales
                                                                                          Alec Morales  2 months back

                                                                                          Honestly at this point i think AEW needs to work more on there booking, women's division, and storytelling. Its starting to feel that there is no direction in the shows even though the matches are great it doesnt lead to anything much. Also, they brag about how different and unique they are from there competition but the booking feels like WWE and ROH type of booking just push the same guys that are already well established. And don't give me the young bucks putting over the best friends excuse either. Thats 1 out of 10 other things they did right so far when it comes down to talent and booking. They started a new company to give new guys and gals a new plat form to wrestle in and give them the opportunity to showcase and they havent done so much and by the way AEW dark doesn't count. AEW dark is just WWE superstars.. The Women division has been mediocre at best. Dont get me wrong i understand the business side of things but advertising CHANGE THE WORLD and WE"RE DIFFERENT from our competition are completely false. The video packages and production are great but they need to risk it little more with new talent. AEW feels fresh and new because its a new promotion and thats all it is for right now. NWA Power is two episodes in and they have been doing much better with talent and shows than AEW. I love AEW but they need to do better and stop dropping the ball.